Jaguar has assembled their first prototype of the renewed XKSS model of 1957, which was called "the first supercar in the world". In total, 9 classic cars will be produced, and each car will cost about 1 million dollars. The first cars will be delivered to customers in early 2017.
The original model made an appearance when William Lyons, the founder of the British brand, decided to turn the D-Type race car, which won "Le Mans" three times, into road cars. Lyons was planning to sell 25 copies of such cars, but only 16 of them were sold because the rest were destroyed due to a fire at the plant in Coventry.
The renewed Jaguar XKSS was built according to unique production drawings, and in the assembly of the car, some manufacturing technologies of the 50s were used. At least 10 thousand man-hours will be needed for the construction of each car. The British noted that the design has met the minimal modernization in order to increase comfort and safety.
The Jaguar XKSS is equipped with a 3.4-liter six-cylinder inline engine with a new integral cylinder head and three Weber carburetors. The engine develops 260 horsepower.